5 Exercises to Do as a Couple
Posted on 15th May 2017 @ 10:03 AM
The couple that sweats together, stays together.
By: Zoe Wilder
Many nights spent cuddling on the couch, eating take out and watching movies may have put you in a sedentary state, but the good news is you don't need to perpetually be still and chill while you're dating. Exercising with that special someone adds support and motivation while bringing you closer to together. Now, get moving and mix things up!
Zooming around your city together on bikes is one of the most exhilarating ways to stay in shape. Plus, there's so much you can do to switch it up. Explore city streets and discover bike trails at your local park. Or secure your bikes to your car, and take a day trip to a nearby scenic location. Just remember mom's advice – always wear your helmet.
Carving out some for a jog or brisk walk is a great way to release stress and spend quality time together. Tailor your sessions around your mood. Feeling tired? Take a leisurely stroll. Got a lot on your mind? Take this opportunity to talk as you walk. Start out at a moderate pace and set goals together to make the most out of your time exercising together.
Partner poses in yoga build communication skills and encourage connection – something every couple benefits from practicing. Because there are so many different teamwork inspired poses to choose from, it's easy to keep things new and interesting. Once you've mastered the techniques, you can have fun finding inspiring and romantic locations to practice.
Put on your work out clothes and make a date for the gym where you can take turns spotting during weight training – that is, when you're not too busy checking each other out in the mirror. Working out side by side inspires friendly competition. You'll help keep each other on track. Plus, it helps strengthen your body image, which leads to feeling sexier.
It's the ultimate endorphin rush. All you need is a condom and your passion, and you're good to go. Craving a high-impact workout? You and your partner can spend hours “practicing” your technique and form. Only have a few moments? A quickie is the answer. Don't be afraid to get messy. Remember the couple that sweats together, stays together.